DJ Panda McFloo

August’s Programmer of the Month

August’s featured programmer is Dj Panda McFloo with the program The Kids “Are Not” That Revolting.

Described as music for those who are cute and cuddly, but mildly cranky, music for the geeks that are far too weird, rebellious on the inside, but not really that angry on the outside. Anti-folk, twee, avant-garde and outsiders, punk, and everything else that goes nowhere else.It’s solid programming meant for the outcasts in us all.  What makes DJ Panda McFloo unique is the great job of playing the new music sent into KZSC which is great for maintaining KZSC’s relationship with our promoters.

Check out the Kids “Are Not” That Revolting Wednesdays at 12pm.


The Soft Moon’s Sophomore LP

San Francisco band The Soft Moon will be releasing their second LP, Zeros, on October 30th. Tour dates are set, and they’ll be hitting da bay – December 14th at Oakland’s New Parish, and December 15th in San Francisco at the Mezzanine. You can listen to the new single “Die Life” on their website to escape “Into the Depths.”


Sunday, Sunday Sunday! Willie K. at Pono

Willie K. will be performing at Pono Hawaiian Grill this Sunday, September 2nd at 7:00 PM.   Whether he sings in Hawaiian, performs Blues, OPERA or flat out rock and roll, Willie K. can PLAY.  You can enjoy the man, the music and the show, when you get down to Pono at 120 Union Street in downtown Santa Cruz this Sunday night from 7 til 9:00 pm.  A word to the wise – get there early  & claim a seat for this fantastic opportunity to see Willie K., ~ close and lively!



Upcoming Shows At The Catalyst

Summer is the perfect time to put on your dancing shoes and go see your favorite artists performing live. The Catalyst always hosts a great collection of bands, and this season is no different. Here are some of the upcoming shows that KZSC DJs are most psyched about:

Aesop Rock on August 30th, Steel Pulse/Future Islands September 3rd, Arsonists Get All The Girls September 7th, Against Me! on Spetember 9th, Odd Future September 28th, and Yelawolf on October 12th.


Loud Rock Charts: 8/27

Some exciting news for our friends over at Criminal Records: the fine ladies in “basement rock” band The Kut have been chosen to play in Olympic Park on August 30th as part of the Paralympics festivities. It’s always awesome to see an all female band such as The Kut get some great opportunities to show that men aren’t the only source of talent in the rock/metal genre. If you want more information, head over to their facebook page and show them some love!


1 KATATONIA Dead End Kings Peaceville
2 OBEY THE BRAVE Young Blood Epitaph
4 CHARIOT One Wing eOne
5 ENCRUST From Birth To Soil Density

1 FACELESS Autotheism Sumerian
2 TESTAMENT Dark Roots Of Earth Nuclear Blast
3 HELLYEAH Band Of Brothers Eleven Seven
4 FOR THE FALLEN DREAMS Wasted Youth Artery
5 GYPSYHAWK Revelry And Resilience Metal Blade
6 LOUDNESS Eve To Dawn FrostByte
7 CONTORTIONIST Intrinsic eOne
8 ATTIKA 7 Blood Of My Enemies Rocket Science
9 HONG KONG BLOOD OPERA Not For The Faint Of Heart Full Effect
10 KING OF ASGARD …To North Metal Blade



Do It Yrself Beck Album

Artwork for the song “Do we? We do”

Remember Beck’s “The Information?” The album that provided stickers so you could create your own cover? Well Beck is back and taking it one step further, with his new album featuring 20 songs of sheet music – and it’s up to YOU to bring them to life. Beck’s website describes “Song Reader [as] an experiment in what an album can be at the end of 2012—an alternative that enlists the listener in the tone of every track.” Keep an eye out for “Beck Hansen’s Song Reader” in December 2012. The album will be released by McSweeny’s, a San Francisco publishing company.